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Scan based PBR painting. Straight in Photoshop.

DDO is a PBR texture painting tool right inside Photoshop that enables you to create final textures extremely quickly. It really is one of the most artistic and high quality workflows out there.


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PBR Painting Engine

Paint in 3D at up to 8K, with incredible definition using 500+ scan based brushes.

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700+ Smart Materials

DDO is known for its unrivaled Smart Materials, with weathering adapting to the shape of your mesh.

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Fully Photoshop Integrated

If you know Photoshop, you know DDO. Get going immediately without ever needing to leave Photoshop.


The fastest texturing workflow in the world

DDO is designed by artists, for artists. This has given birth to the fastest and easiest to use texturing tool on the market. For instance, Tor Frick's Speeder below was textured in just under 7 minutes. There's a reason over 55,000 artists choose Quixel tools.

PBR Painting Engine

DDO offers the most fluid PBR paint workflow to date, with support for up to 8K painting. The Suite ships with over 500 scan based high-resolution brushes, and what's more, painting and brush settings behave just like in Photoshop.

Smart Materials

DDO's scan based Smart Materials are the highest quality material shaders on the market. Fully physically-based, and with realistic weathering that conforms to the shape of your mesh, material definition has never looked more credible. DDO ships with over 700 professional grade Smart Materials, at no extra cost.

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Export to any renderer with ease

DDO calibrates your maps automatically to plug right into all major real-time and offline renderers, including Unreal Engine 4, Unity 5, CryEngine, Toolbag 2, V-Ray, Arnold, Octane, Blender Cycles and more. This product visualization shot was textured in DDO and rendered in Arnold.



DynaMask features unlimited masking control for texture artists, with the ability to paint directly on models in 3DO. Create incredible masks for any asset in a completely non-destructive and responsive workflow.

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Mega Resolution

DDO is built for high-performance texturing to offer the most easily managable workflow in Photoshop to date. Work seamlessly with textures up to 8k.

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Flexible Workflow

DDO is designed to function efficiently with any pipeline, workflow, and art style. Set up your own materials, smart materials, map output types, and effortlessly create textures in any style you can imagine! Whether you work in visual effects, architectural visualization, simulation, or game development, DDO will seamlessly plug in to any part of your texturing workflow.

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DDO Fusion

DDO works seamlessly with tools such as Unreal 4, 3ds Max, Unity 5, Modo, CryEngine, and Marmoset Toolbag 2. Streamline turnaround by texturing directly inside of the engine of your project, with DDO staying right inside the application. As long as your own engine has hot-reloading enabled, DDO will be like an extension of your project.

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Megascans Integration

DDO is the ultimate tool for utilizing the full potential of the Megascans library. Use scans to create a palette of smart materials, or utilize Megascans as a masking layer inside of DynaMask. From masking to PBR-calibrated materials, DDO ships with over one gigabyte of Megascans to empower your entire pipeline.

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Color ID Masking

Create color maps to turn colors into materials in a single click, redefining the way artists think about color maps. DDO utilizes your color map as a mask to define material groups in a matter of seconds, saving a vast amount of time that would otherwise be spent setting up your base PSD.

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DDO Look Dev

Texture meshes without UVs in 2.5D with the DDO Look Dev pipeline, empowering concept designers to visualize final quality in Pre-Vis. This texture pass is non-destructive and can be passed on to any 3D artist to be used on the final model. Clients without DDO can always edit the PSD and send it back hassle-free, for a fully dynamic pipeline.

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3DO – Let’s get physical.ndo 3do

3DO is a model and material previewer directly connected to Photoshop, enabling review of your work without needing to utilize different applications. 3DO supports 1-1 previewing of any calibration profile, enabling pixel-perfect representation of your model in 3DO like it would appear in the chosen profile. With a customizable cinematic post-processor, support for loading your own multi-material meshes, and support for animation and video output, what you see in 3DO is truly what you get. 3DO comes bundled for free with NDO, DDO, and Megascans.


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Preview models and animations, in a free, lightweight PBR viewer.

3DO is a model and material previewer directly connected to Photoshop, enabling review of your work without needing to utilize different applications. 3DO supports 1-1 previewing of any calibration profile, enabling pixel-perfect representation of your model like it would appear in the chosen profile. With a customizable cinematic post-processor, support for loading your own multi-material meshes, and support for animation and video output, what you see is truly what you get. 3DO comes bundled for free with NDO and DDO.

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High end visuals, real-time speeds.


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Preview with the calibration profile of your project's renderer.

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What you see in the viewer is what you get.


Completely integrated experience.

3DO features seamless integration between Photoshop and the Suite. There’s no need to jump back and forth between different applications to preview your work. 3DO easily hooks up to your textures and Photoshop documents in a simple workflow. Every change is instantly reflected in 3DO, resulting in a fast and responsive workflow that always matches the rendering profile of the project you’re working in.

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Physically based rendering.

Stay on the razor edge of PBR. 3DO’s rendering profile matches the rendering profile of popular renderers like V-Ray, and looks identical to game engines like Unreal 4. Improve your workflow by iterating inside of 3DO. Take the guesswork out of your texturing and always know exactly what it will look like. Experience visual fidelity that approaches rendered stills, and export high-resolution production renders in a fraction of the time of traditional renderers.

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All materials from MEGASCANS, rendered in 3DO.

Cinematic post processing.

Present your content the way it’s meant to be seen with 3DO’s next-gen post processor. Apply cinematic effects with real-time DOF, color correction, anamorphic lens flares, vignetting, chromatic aberration, SSAO and more.

World’s fastest displacement.

With Quixel’s ground breaking displacement generator, you’ll see your normal map extruded in real time on any mesh without ever having to convert it to a height map. Create in 2D, see in 3D — the second you make a change.

100% Marmoset compatible.

3DO builds upon Marmoset’s world class Image Based Lighting, ensuring your content will always plug right into Toolbag 2.0, the ultimate scene presentation tool, and Skyshop, Image Based Lighting for Unity.


What's new in version 2.3.2?

Full changelog:

- Tons of bug-fixes and speed improvements overall.
- Added support for PS 2018
- Updated 'Arnold' export preset to new specifications
- Highly improved accuracy of all metal colors
- 3 new base materials
- 11 new masking patterns
- Improved usability of Dynamask default presets
- Material Creator now runs with post-processing off by default to improve performance
- Fixed an issue Importing some Megascans assets due to floating point culture variations on some machines
- Fixed a memory leak caused by minimizing/restoring 3DO.
- Fixed broken links in some materials/smart materials
- Fixed bug where switching mesh groups would choose the default tab instead of the chosen tab (map e.g. Albedo, Normal) from the previous meshgroup.
- Deleting maps from DDO now puts them in the Recycle Bin instead of permanently deleting them.
- Fixed DDO bug where multiple paint layers weren't generating correct color masks for 3DO's paint system if the layer painted on had only one paint layer above it.
- Fixed Unity 5's export presets to include Opacity as part of the Albedo map's Alpha channel.
- Fixed bug with AO exports in 16-bit projects.
- 3DO: Fixed issue where painting would sometimes not reflect back to Photoshop
- 3DO: Fixed UI size for Ultra-wide resolutions
- 3DO: added a UI scaler slider in top-right menu
- 3DO: Fixed Post-process panel not showing correctly on various resolutions
- 3DO: Fixed mesh pivot issues when re-importing via 3DO's Importer.

What's new in version 2.3?

- Added support to import multiple Megascans simultaneously.
- Fixed issues with multiple meshgroups not re-importing textures correctly
- Updated Quixel Colors to latest version
- Fixed bug where some workflows (UE4 (RMA) etc.) did not automatically set the FlipNormalY checkbox
- Exporter: always defaults to <ProjectPath>flats as the output folder unless changed
- Exporter: fixed some anomalies with the UI
- Fixed bug where Megascans materials weren't showing thumbnails in DDO layer stack
- Allowed Re-importer and Base Creator windows to also accept PSB files as input
- Added "Normal" Material Blend mode to the DDO dropdowns.
- Fixed bug where Custom Material Creator would not load default (expected) camera/post-process settings in 3DO
- NDO: Fixed bug where NDO conversion would rename user PSD to BaseMaterial [Normal].psd in a temp folder
- Fixed bug where UE4 (RMA Packed) export preset would not correctly export AO in the reflection map.
- Added Fallout 4 export preset
- Fixed bug with Material Creator where Specular was being treated as a grayscale map, causing issues
- Fixed bugs with Megascans Import feature, where changing the default save location wasn't highlighting the correct material in the UI
- Material Updates: several new materials added across all categories; Decay materials are now replaced/moved to the Metal folder,
- Added option to enable/disable import optimizations when loading a mesh
- Mesh importer updated to latest version
- Fixed re-importer issues with multiple mesh groups
- Reimporter now populates map links for multiple mesh groups.
- Reimporter color ID map for multiple mesh groups now works.
- Reimporter now correctly converts PSD files to PSB when switching from lower resolutions to > 8k (and vice versa; converting back to PSD from PSB)
- Updated Exporter to force 32-bits for Arnold linear preset
- Removed redundant option in DDO menu to re-import Mesh (as this can now be done through the re-importer window)
- Fixed bug where the Mesh Import process would run twice in some scenarios
- Fixed bug with Material Browser hiding indefinitely if Create button is pressed on an Empty (Custom) category
- Fixed bug with Dynamask window where ID Brightness tab value wasn't being stored and retrieved correctly from the project XML
- Fixed bug with grayscale maps exported with minute graininess in them (due to conversion to RGB)
- Updated Dota2 export preset
- Renamed LoL export preset to "Hand-painted"
- Added Instant Light PBR Renderer export preset
- DDO Projection Creation: Removed prompt to re-enter project resolution if no inputs are provided, which was ignoring the setting already provided
- Fixed bug where AlbedoM was not propagating correctly to 3DO in 3D paint mode
- Fixed bug where SUITE updater window wasn't launching automatically on new version
- Updated SUITE UI to correctly scale on HDPI resolutions
- Fixed "Learn" URL on Updater window
- Improved compatibility logic for automatic XML updates for when new Photoshop Versions are launched
- Fixed bug where RMA packed UE4 exporter generates wrong AO in blue channel (from other mesh group)

- Fixed symmetry painting for x/y planes for the fourth quadrant
- Fixed issue with metalness default value not being set in some cases
- Fixed minimum brush size not being respected with pen pressure, when setting in the options
- Fixed maximize issues after moving title-bar in fullscreen mode
- Added GGX checkbox to toggle GGX at runtime
- Fixed bump map intensity lower than normal
- Fixed default settings for bakers (when creating new project)
- Fixed general UI scaling
- Fixed bug where clicking on post processing would trigger resizing
- Fixed bug where painting would stop completely if Symmetry painting was enabled
- Fixed bug where Repeating a paint stroke wasn't functioning correctly with Symmetry painting
- Fixed bug where the distance threshold for latching on a mesh for viewport rotation/zooming was inconsistent with respect to mesh sizes.
- Added support for latched rotation/zooming with Primitive meshes as well
- Fixed bug where brush sizes were inconsistent with respect to mesh sizes
- Fixed inconsistencies with Wireframe mode; color picker was affecting both wireframe and painting color simultaneously, wireframe mode toggling was buggy etc.
- Updated 3DO UI icons to have better Anti-aliasing
- Improved Wireframe shaders performance
- Fixed gloss preview shader to show correct value
- Separated Metalness and Roughness maps for 3DO to be able to show variations such as Metalness and Gloss
- Fixed bug where maps that were NOT being painted on in color paint mode Fullbright shaders would show black.
- Fixed bug where entering light values in input field and pressing Enter would update UI but not update lighting
- Fixed bug where AmbientIntensity was not being saved as part of postProcess preset values
- 3DO window can now be resized from any side
- Updated all multimap map shaders to properly calculate Gamma/Linear values when lerping in paint mode
- Updated PBR shader to correctly calculate values for each component (Gamma/Linear corrections)
- Increased the range for Proximity Tolerance Slider in paint mode to allow more flexibility
- Brush sizes are now relative to the mesh; this should avoid cases where brush would stay small on larger meshes
- Brushes now have tool tips (names)
- Brushes can now be added to favorites
- Updated to latest version of Unity and OpenGL
- Viewport: Added mouse icons to indicate when camera is close enough to latch to 3d points on the mesh for rotation/scaling etc.
- Fixed rendering inconsistency issues with 3D painting shaders
- Fixed issues with other map shaders going black in color paint mode
- Fix Roughness not matching expected values
- Updated UI to be scalable for HDPI resolutions
- Added new "Favourites" tab for paint brushes
- Baker: Fixed issues with AO/Curvature not baking the first tile sometimes
- Added auto-save UI settings feature in 3DO (last used settings remain persistent across sessions)

Minimum system requirements

  • Windows 7, 64-bit only
  • Photoshop CS4 Standard/Extended, 64-bit
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 1.5 GHz CPU
  • Dedicated GPU (Nvidia GTX 600 series, or comparable specifications)
  • At least 16GB of scratch disk memory reserved for Photoshop (i.e. 16GB free on the hard drive Photoshop is using as a scratch disk) 1.5 GHz CPU


The single-user Commercial license allows for unrestricted commercial use.

DDO Painter for Characters

Learn the nitty gritty of high quality texturing in Quixel Suite 2 with this video by Georgian Avasilcutei. He shares his workflow with DDO Painter while texturing his latest character.